Yes. The federal standard is that anyone who works an average of 4 hours per week in a 13 week period will be eligible to vote. So if you work 1.5 12 hour shifts per month, you are an eligible voter. Per diem nurses are crucial to staffing the hospital and will be represented on the bargaining committee. Just like for any other nurses, if there are things that are working now for per diem nurses, we can work to put them in writing in the contract so RGH can’t change the rules whenever they want. If there are things that can be improved, we will work–together–to negotiate those changes.